Milford specialises in improving growth conditions for urban vegetation where conditions are otherwise poor. We provide innovative solutions to a large range of challenges, such as compacted soil, erosion, stormwater management, passive irrigation and aeration, climate change adaptation and tree anchoring.

Trees in impervious surfaces

Urban trees are often exposed to significantly greater loads and stresses than they would in their natural habitat. In the natural environment, trees often grow in protected microclimates with plenty of sunlight, rainwater and uncompressed soil filled with nutrients.

Urban trees often struggle

with higher temperatures in summer, impermeable surfaces such as asphalt and concrete, wind exposure, road salting in winter, heavy vehicle traffic, cyclists and pedestrians, as well as vandalism. A proliferation of paved areas allows no space for trees to grow and also prevents water and oxygen from reaching the roots.

The small amounts of soil

that are actually available are also nutrient deficient and compressed. To a great extent, what is needed is prevention and planning to achieve lush and well-established trees. If space is limited, root-friendly soil cells can help to provide extra space for trees to develop roots. In addition, trees can be protected against future damage with tree pit grilles or tree guards.

We work with
Trees in urban spaces
Green & blue infrastructure
Stormwater management
Irrigation and aeration
Passive Irrigation


We help architects, engineers, contractors, builders and landscape gardeners to create better, greener environments and wellbeing in urban areas throughout Europe. 🌍
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